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Team USA in our Community: Former resident athlete Kyle Snyder

Posted at 11:19 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 17:51:59-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Life is all about decisions. Some are harder than others.

Kyle Snyder always wanted to be a gold medalist. He just needed to make the right decision.

“The junior developmental coach here at the Olympic Training Center asked me if I wanted to come out and train for a year – my senior year of high school – and really we didn’t even discuss it too much with my mom and dad,” Snyder said. “They knew it was the best thing for me and I was pretty mature for my age so I didn’t really have any problem being on my own. I decided to come out here and I’m real thankful that I did because I learned a ton.”

At the age of 20, he won gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and he’ll try and repeat that feat at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. The Maryland native used to be a resident athlete at the OTC and gives credit to the staff for helping him achieve his Olympic dream.